Universidad de
Costa Rica

Research and Innovation Observatory Academic Contact:
Geannina Sojo Navarro, Director of PROINNOVA
The following research projects, spin-offs, facilities and reports are a selection of this institution’s efforts in the HUC’s 5 key challenge areas. HUC.R&IO seeks to encourage joint research opportunities and foster collaboration between partner universities. If you would like to know more about these projects or see your project highlighted here, contact the Research and Innovation Observatory

Research Projects


CIEPʼs State and Public Policy

“Clodomiro Picado” Institute

CIBCMʼs Genetics and
Human Pathology

CIGEFIʼs Integrated
Program on the Central
American Dry Corridor

CIMARʼs Ocean Acidification

CIGEFIʼs Climate Systems Observation Laboratory

Environmental Pollution
Research Center

CIET’s Identification of personalized cancer therapy with bioinformatics

INIEʼs National and Regional Education Observatory


The Agronomics
Research Center

The Institute of
Agronomy Research

The Environmental Pollution Research Center

The Marine Science and Limnology Research Center

Institute for
Education Research

The Pharmaceutical
Research Institute

The Sustainable Urban Development Research Program

The Institute of
Engineering Research

The Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Regional Studies

Capacity Building Programs

University Entrepreneurship Management Agency

Public Innovation Collaborative Laboratory

ProtoLab, the UCR’s co-working fab lab